Tunisia Flag

Flag History the flag is based on that of Turkey, itself a successor state to the Ottoman Empire

Flag Date of Adoption

1835

Flag Symbolism red with a white disk in the center bearing a red crescent nearly encircling a red five-pointed star; resembles the Ottoman flag (red banner with white crescent and star) and recalls Tunisia's history as part of the Ottoman Empire; red represents the blood shed by martyrs in the struggle against oppression, white stands for peace; the crescent and star are traditional symbols of Islam

Tunisia National Anthem

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Anthem History

adopted 1957, replaced 1958, restored 1987; Mohamad Abdel WAHAB also composed the music for the anthem of the United Arab Emirates

Anthem Lyrics

Himat Al Hima




Humata 'L-hima Ya Humata 'L-hima


Halummu, Halummu, Li-majdi 'Z-zaman


Laqad Sarakhat Fil-'uruqi 'D-dima


Namutu, Namutu, Wa-yahya 'L-watan


Li-tadwi 'S-samawatu Bira 'diha


Li-tarmi 'S-sawa'iqu Niranaha


Ila 'Izzi Tunis Ila Majdiha


Rijala L-biladi Wa-shubbanaha


Fala Asha Fi Tunisa Man Khanaha


Wa-la Asha Man Laysa Min Jundiha


Namutu Wa-nahya 'Ala 'Ahdiha


Hayata 'L-kirami Wa-mawta 'L-'izam.

Anthem Lyrics English

O defenders of the Homeland!


Rally around to the glory of our time!


The blood surges in our veins,


We die for the sake of our land.


Let the heavens roar with thunder.


Let thunderbolts rain with fire.


Men and youth of Tunisia,


Rise up for her might and glory.


No place for traitors in Tunisia,


Only for those who defend her!


We live and die loyal to Tunisia,


A life of dignity and a death of glory.

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